Nov 16, 2012 5:30am EST
once directed which, of course, is the cia. officials say the investigation by the cia inspector general surrounds whether petraeus used agency resources to advance his relationship with paula broadwell. speaking out about the scandal for the first time yesterday, attorney general eric holder defended the justice department's decision not to inform the president or members of congress sooner. >> we follow the facts. we do not share outside the justice department, outside the fbi the facts of ongoing investigations. we made the determination as we were going through the matter that there was not a threat to national security. had we made the determination that a threat to national security existed, we would, of course, have made that known to the president and also to the appropriate members on the hill. >> now, with a pair of four-star generals being investigated, defense secretary leon panetta ordering a review of all military ethical standards, meanwhile, the fbi agent who helped trigger the initial investigation explaining that shirtless photo he sent jill kelley, one of the w
Nov 12, 2012 2:30am PST
resigned as cia director after details of his extramarital affair became ugly. if you want to sound smart, tell your friends that petraeus served the shortest term of any cia director since 1977, when george w. bush left the post after just under a year. bush was appointed by gerald ford in 1976. but jimmy carter declined to have bush stay on under his administration. >> enough with the real news. should we do the cooler. let's go to lewis. >> let's gather around the water cooler. watch "saturday night live." watch how mitt romney is handling the postelection blues. check out a milked-up mitt. >> father? >> tagg, i told you to give me a moment. >> i'm not tagg. i'm one of your other sons. >> of course. hello, matt. >> mother sent me to come get you, father. paul ryan is doing feats of strength in the drawing room. she thought you'd like to see. >> well, i'd like to see him carry wisconsin. i'm sorry. that was uncalled for. >> have you been drinking? you smell like a dairy. >> what do you think, you share a drink with your old man. >> father, i'm only 38. now, come inside. >> in a moment,
Nov 13, 2012 2:30am PST
alleged affair with cia director david petraeus with agents carrying out boxes of material. now the top military commander in afghanistan is being investigated by the pentagon for having inappropriate communications with jill kelley, the woman who first blew the whistle on broadwell's threatening e-mails. oh, boy, here we go. good morning. i'm mika brzezinski, along with joe scarborough, this is "way too early," the show that receives on average about a dozen inappropriate communications from donny deutsch every day. >> every half hour. it's a long story. by the way, shirtless as well. we will talk about that. >> that's on a good day. thanks for being up with us. shoot us an e-mail or tweet u us and let us know why you're awake right now. or do what jill kelley's twin sister does and text the word awake followed by your response to 622639. we'll read the best responses later in the show. >> you kids make sure if your dad sends an e-mail, the shirt stays on. okay? seriously. i'm tired of looking at your dad's bare chest. >>> this will be your cram session for this tuesday, november 1
Nov 12, 2012 5:30am EST
allegedly involved in an extramarital affair with cia director david petraeus. petraeus resigned from his post on friday. now, the fbi says it knew about the relationship months ago but didn't tell congress or the white house until last week. >> good morning. i'm joe scarborough. thanks for being up this morning, watching on msnbc or listening on xm radio. shoot us an e-mail at way too early. and let us know why you're awake right now. or you can do what fbi director robert mueller does, and text the word awake, followed by your response to 622639. and we're going to read the best responses later in the show. the next 30 minutes will be your cram session for this monday, november 12th. there's a lot going on today, including positive science of bipartisanship. >>> and mitt romney drowns his sorrows in the bottom of a bottle of milk. let's get to the news here at 30 rock in new york city. >>> we begin with general david petraeus and his sudden and unexpected resignation as director of the central intelligence agency on friday, citing an extramarital affair. kristen welker reports.
Nov 15, 2012 5:30am EST
gghazi that left four americans dead. david petraeus who was stejed to day before he resigned as cia director will now testify tomorrow revealing what he learned from his own independent investigation into the ben gaz i didn't remember -- benghazi attack. including john mccain and lundcy graham are calling for a watergate style investigation into the libya raid and the obama administration's response. the men also said they would try to block any attempt to nominate susan rice as the next secretary of state. describing rice as unqualified for the job after she originally characterized the benghazi terror attack as a protest gone wrong. president obama and his first post election news conference yesterday fired back in sharp terms. >> let me say specifically about susan rice, she has done xr exemplary work. she has represented the united states and our interests in the united nations with skill and professionalism and toughness and grace. if senator mccain and senator graham and others want to go after somebody, they should go after me. and i'm happy to have that discussion with them.